The world of digital transformation is vast and ever-changing. Today, the need for more efficient transformation, greater transparency and faster data collection is at an all-time high. The latest trends on data mining, real-time data analysis, data analytics and data visualization are extensively discussed in the industry trade shows. But these same trends also reveal a startling truth – most of the transformational efforts underway remain untouched by the technology community. Peer-to-peer file storage apps such as DropBox, MyDropbox and GamesApp have been around for several years now. However, their widespread adoption has come with significant security risks. In this article, we list the top ten secure applications that you should not use if you are a government or security organization.
Event and incident management
Any transformation effort is also likely to include moments of high risk. The need for better monitoring, better alerting and better handling of events within an organization, for instance, can be a result of a breach of data or an incident. Enterprise platform-based event and incident management solutions such as those from Eventbrite and YouGov have become essential during such times. These apps manage and display high-level information, such as the number of visitors to a page, the time of page load and the percentage of visitors who failed. There are many solutions out there that specialize in handling high-level events, but most are only as advanced as the data they store. So, when an incident or event management situation arises, it’s critical to have a tool that can handle the security protocol, handle the analytics and provide access to the data. This means that an organization should prioritize reducing risk factors above all before applying their solution to an event. For instance, if an organization experiences a cyber attack, it is critical that the data and processes at hand are secure. That is why certain types of data storage solutions are specifically designed to store Emily Dickinson’s papers and the email address of an employee at the same time.
Content and media storage
Because digital transformation is an ongoing process, organizations will constantly be faced with new challenges and opportunities. The need for content and media storage solutions is no exception. Most transformation initiatives will involve content and media management. However, some will also include media and content management as part of the transformation challenge. Traditional media storage solutions such as Micro-Logic’s Media Server or Evernote are ideal for managing large volumes of content, but can be adequate for smaller volumes of media. However, when the content or media grows too large, such as a 1000-page book, a full-blown content management system will be needed.